Black Infant Health Program
Maternal and Infant Health Assessment
What is Health Equity? A Definition and Discussion Guide
Amplifying the reach and impact of RWJF's work on health equity
Ongoing since 2017
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
PI: Paula Braveman
 

Produce a series of reports for wide dissemination to non-technical audiences, linking different social determinants of health with health equity. The first report (2017) provides a definition of health equity and a framework for action. Subsequent reports have focused on: early childhood and health equity (2018); wealth and health equity (2018); mass incarceration and health equity (2019); and what the health care sector can do to advance health equity (2019). 

 

 

Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA)                      
Ongoing since 1998
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)        
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Division (MCAH)               
PI: Paula Braveman
 

The major goals of this project are, in collaboration with MCAH, to collect population-based data allowing for the ongoing monitoring of key maternal and infant health outcomes and access to maternal and infant health services in California, serving as an information resource for the development, targeting, implementation, and monitoring of intervention programs funded by the MCAH. Annual mail/telephone survey of 3,500-7,000 postpartum women in California, with methods modeled on CDC’s Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. MIHA and PRAMS questionnaires have many shared elements. MIHA is designed to permit examination of social disparities in maternal and infant health, as well as population health overall.

 

 

Black Infant Health (BIH) Assessment and Evaluation Project   
Ongoing since 2006          
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)        
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Division (MCAH)   
PI: Paula Braveman
 

BIH is a statewide, county-based program aiming to improve maternal and infant health among African Americans. CSDH assessed the statewide BIH Program and recommended revisions in light of current knowledge. Collaborate with CA Dept of Public Health Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Division (MCAH) and local staff to revise the program and design and implement the evaluation.